In his latest book of former United States Secretary of State Colin Powell said, that there never was a debate in the White House in the era of George Bush, about whether the war with Iraq is a good or bad.
Part of the book which he called the most unpopular is the testimony before the UN Security Council in February 2003.
Powell’s speech, which was later exposed as misinformation, is that Iraq has weapons of mass destruction.
At the time Powell said that war was imminent.
“At that time, the President did not think that war is inevitable,” wrote Powell.
“He has a mind of his own, although the NSC (National Security Council) had never met, to discuss the decisions taken.”
NSC which was led by Condoleezza Rice, the most powerful president advisory board in determining the policy of national security and foreign.
Book entitled, It Worked For Me: In Life and Leadership, will be released on May 22, is part of a series of leadership books from Powell, who now spends much time giving lectures.
In his memoir entitled Decision Points, George Bush said that the invasion was something to be done, after a long period of reflection.
In a book promotion tour, Bush said that he even has a conscience against the war.
“I did not want to use force,” Bush said.
Powell has documentation showing that no decisions during the event September 11 attacks and the invasion of Iraq in March 2003, which suggests the two are related.
Former CIA director George Tenet also gave a similar statement with Powell in his memoirs in 2007.
“There was never any serious debate in government about the Iraqi threat,” he wrote.
“Also there was never any serious debate about the other possibilities besides the invasion of Iraq.”
History shows that Bush wanted to attack Saddam Hussein, and only a day linking the September 11 attacks with Iraq.
The evidence is shown by Downing Street Memos, published in 2005, which documented a high British official’s decision, after a high-level talks in Washington in July 2002.
Written, that a military strike seems inevitable. Bush wanted to topple Saddam through military action by reason of terrorism and mass destruction weapon as justification. But the intelligence evidence is still not accurate to support that decision.
The war, which by the Obama administration is said to cost nearly three trillion dollars, killed 4487 U.S. soldiers and more than 100 thousand Iraqis.
The Pentagon said the wounded soldiers reached 32 226 people, and leave the psychological impact of nearly half a million people.
Powell said that the term mass destruction weapon came from the White House.